Transformation

What will the term Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) mean in five years’ time? Particularly if you’ve migrated to the cloud or a Digital Centre? There’ll be no more traditional licensing, installation or infrastructure. On-premises and hardware costs will be reduced; infrastructure is managed by a third party. And if the third party has thousands of customers, this leads to substantial economies of scale in terms...

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For many IT professionals, the Big Data revolution demands a new direction in data centre technology… How old is your data centre? Probably not as old as ENIAC, the first data centre. The Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer was launched in 1946, at a cost equivalent to $6 million. Primarily designed to calculate artillery firing tables for the US army, it could be re-programmed to solve a “large class...

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Businesses relying on in-house or on-premises data centres risk struggling to find the same level of success as competitors who have begun their cloud transformation Traditional data centres are typified by static, CapEx-heavy, siloed infrastructure. Rather than being the hub of innovation and a centre of excellence in technological advancement, IT finds itself playing catch-up. Reactive rather than proactive. Barely able to keep up with the...

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